IDOW Extended Interview #11: Sean McBride (Xeno & Oaklan

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IDOW Extended Interview #11: Sean McBride (Xeno & Oaklan

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IDOW Extended Interview #11
Sean McBride (Xeno & Oaklander)


I Dream Of Wires Extended Interview #11 is now online, featuring Sean McBride of Martial Canterel / Xeno & Oaklander.

BlackBook Magazine have just premiered the video - read about it here: ... eam-wires/

It's also now live on our Vimeo channel:

After an initial interview following his debut Toronto performance in 2011, I Dream Of Wires visited the Brooklyn NY studio of Sean McBride, for a first-hand look into his working methods. McBride has been releasing his unique brand of intricate synthwave music since the early 2000s, both as a solo artist under the name Martial Canterel, and as half of the Xeno and Oaklander duo. McBride has been an outspoken devotee of hardware analog synthesizers, and utilizes a vast collection of vintage drum machines, sequencers, and synths, ranging from basic the basic SH-101 to modular (Serge, Roland 100m) and semi-modular (Roland 100, Arp 2600) units; from a Prefixmag interview: "I liken the playing of these synths to a craft, the making of something with one's hands. Perhaps akin to the potter's wheel -- it is a fragile and vulnerable balance between hand and tool."

In recent years, McBride's live rig has shifted towards a contemporary, portable Eurorack-heavy modular system, better suited to his extensive international touring. Xeno and Oaklander is set to release a new album on Ghostly International, summer 2014.

"I Dream Of Wires" is an independent documentary exploring the history, demise and resurgence of the ultimate electronic music machine, the modular synthesizer. The film premieres April 2014 at Moogfest, with theatrical screenings continuing throughout the year. A digital release is expected late-2014.

Also available now, on DVD and BluRay, is the 4-hour alternate/extended cut, "I Dream Of Wires: Hardcore Edition" -- available from our Science With Synthesizers website:

"Staircase" by Xeno & Oaklander.
Video c/o ESP T.V. (

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